The Chemical Reaction of Romantic Love

Stu & BridgetDuring the attraction phase of a relationship the brain releases dopamine and norepinephrine (two of the body’s many neurotransmitters) that help contribute to a rosy outlook on life, a rapid pulse, increased energy and a sense of heightened perception. During this phase (when lovers want to be together every moment of the day) the brain increases its production of endorphins and enkephalins (natural narcotics) which in turn enhances a person’s sense of security and comfort. There also is some evidence that there is an increase in the neurotransmitter serotonin

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